School-based Physical Activity Interventions in High Schools: The Perceptions of School Stakeholders
This study aimed to identify the facilitating factors, barriers, needs and priorities of high school stakeholders in relation to the implementation of physical activity interventions targeting students in school context. A total of 66 school stakeholders participated in individual semi-structured interviews. Thereafter, 23 of these 66 participants participated in focus groups where they needed to reach consensus on the prioritization of their community's needs. The data collected were then classified according to the five levels of factors of the socio-ecological model. Results indicate that most of the facilitating factors, barriers, needs, and priorities identified was related to the institutional level. Moreover, our results show that the needs reported are specific to each school environment. This study resulted in the categorization of facilitating factors, barriers, needs and priorities, which becomes an essential resource in the development of interventions aimed at encouraging the practice of physical activities by students in school context.
Keywords: school context; physically active lifestyle; socio-ecological model; Facilitating factors; barriers.
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